Johnson, Mary Alta

Written by David Green.

Mary Alta Johnson, 64, of Park Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Jan. 27, 2006 at Toledo Hospital.

She was born Aug. 10, 1941 in Emmet County, Mich., to Ellis Willard and Alta L. (Soules) Vincent. She married Vern L. Johnson on Feb. 18, 1967 in Flint, Mich. and he survives.

Mary graduated from Camden Frontier High School in 1958 and attended God’s Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an active member of the Fayette Nazarene Church. She delivered Meals on Wheels in Fayette and enjoyed reaching out to others by sending cards.

Besides her husband, Mary is survived by four sons, Vern L. (and Amy) Johnson, Jr. of Hudson, Mich., Garreth W. (and Rita) Johnson and Darrel J. Johnson, both of Fayette, and Steven H. Johnson of New Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Kenneth (and Janet) Vincent of Camden and Rev. Floyd (and Connie) Vincent of Wauseon, Ohio; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Jan. 31 at Fayette Nazarene Church with Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Burial was in Frontier Cemetery in Woodbridge Township, Mich. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette Nazarene Church Sunday School fund. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

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